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Lenoir Police Seek Restaurant Robber

Lenoir Police are seeking a suspect who robbed a local restaurant Wednesday night.  Employees of the Ruby Tuesday Restaurant on Blowing Rock Blvd. reported that a white male came into the restaurant wearing a hoodie, mask and blue jeans, then, brandishing a handgun, demanded money. Full Story

House, Woods Fires Wednesday Afternoon

A couple of fires busied area departments during the afternoon Wednesday, including a number of Wilkes fire departments, battling a blaze at  3838 Sparta Rd, North Wilkesboro. The Wilkes County American Red Cross reported that volunteers responded to the residential fire and  assisted Full Story

Court Drama: Still No Interim DA

There is still no word about who will replace 24th District Attorney Jerry Wilson, who announced his retirement Tuesday, stating his last day as DA was this past Monday.  Tuesday, it seemed an orderly plan was in place to have long-time chief judge in the 24th Judicial District, Alexander Lyerly, Full Story

Watauga Lake Victim Identified

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released the information about the identity of the person found  dead in Johnson County Monday after a vehicle was found in Watauga Lake. Tennessee Highway Patrol Spokesman Sgt. Bill Miller said yesterday that the Greene County Sheriff's Full Story

Child Ejected as Car Flips in Vilas

A 7 month old child was airlifted from the scene of a Vilas crash this morning after the car he was in flipped. Dean Melton was in the last vehicle the sedan passed traveling toward Boone, passing in what Melton said was a no-passing zone. State Trooper Townsend reported the wreck occurred at Full Story

Political Intrigue? DA Appointment Stalls

It was a surprise for most, the sudden retirement of 24th  District Attorney Jerry Wilson whose letter Tuesday said his retirement would be effective immediately.  The matter was brought up at the Watauga County Commission meeting yesterday morning, and Wilson’s letter was received Full Story

Report: Blasting Caps Led to Explosion Injuries

There are still questions that investigators are looking into, but much more was revealed yesterday afternoon on the explosion from Monday night that caused a man to be airlifted to the Johnson City Medical Center. Deputies and Zionville Fire Department responded with Watauga Medics to Full Story

Boone Tax Bump May Come As Part of Sales Tax Controversy

The Watauga County Commission took action yesterday morning to agree to the action taken by the Boone Town Council on the matter of changes to their Unified Development Ordinance, specifically on the matter of appointments to the Boone Full Story

DA Wilson Retires, Judge Lyerly to Take Over?

In a rather sudden move, District Attorney Jerry Wilson announced his resignation—or actually, his retirement—effective immediately.  The matter was brought up at the Watauga County Commission meeting this morning, and Wilson’s letter was received during that meeting.  Wilson said in his letter; Full Story

Figures From Boone Checkpoint

Boone Police have released figures from the checkpoint conducted last Thursday night into Friday morning, saying several impaired drivers were taken off of the road. Boone Police, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, Appalachian State Police, Blowing Rock Police and the North Carolina Full Story

Man Airlifted After Zionville Explosion, Fire

A Zionville man was airlifted from near the scene of an explosion and fire last night, an incident under investigation of the Watauga Sheriff’s Office. Just after 7pm, Zionville Fire was dispatched along with Watauga Medics to 179 Lola Perry Road where a man was said to have suffered a Full Story

Body Found in Vehicle in Watauga Lake

Tennessee authorities are investigating the discovery of a vehicle in the waters of Watauga Lake, at least one person dead inside.  WJHL TV is reporting that the discovery of the car came last night  in Johnson County, and they say that the Tennessee Highway Patrol is the investigating agency. The Full Story

Sales Tax Issues Before the Watauga Commission

Action from the Boone Town Council will be a topic of the Watauga County Commission meeting this morning, but maybe not the topic the Town Council hoped the commission would have on the agenda.  On the commission agenda is a review Full Story

Major Fire Battled at Yadkin County Firm

A large fire has fire units from Yadkin and Forsyth battling the blaze near Yadkinville. Fire was reported at Johnson Modern Electric at about 5 this morning, causing the call for multiple fire companies to respond to the scene on Old US 421 in East Bend. Full Story

Blow Hard; Winds Down Iconic Sign

Hurricane force wind gusts hit the Linville area late Sunday morning, blasting a little snow into a blinding cyclone, and in the process, downing the iconic Grandfather Mountain sign at the intersection of NC 105 and US 221.  Meanwhile, on top of Grandfather, a state weather station recorded a wind Full Story

Two Teens Dead, Two Hurt in Saturday Crash

Two teens were dead at the scene of a crash in Wilkes County from early Saturday, two others injured, according to the NC State Patrol.  Trooper J.R. Hall of the N.C. Highway Patrol said the two front seat occupants of the 1994 Mustang were both dead at the scene of the 3:30am Haymeadow Full Story

Apps Holds Final Scrimmage Before Spring Game

Appalachian State University football held its final intrasquad scrimmage before Friday’s Spring Game on Saturday morning at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

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Spring Storm 2: High Wind, Snow, Outages

Snow, rain freezing on the pavement and high winds hit the High Country late last night, toppling trees and taking out power.  Area law enforcement reported that rain froze on the roadways, then was hit with anywhere from a trace to several inches of snow, making for treacherous travel. Full Story

On Second Thought....

Bobby Lutz, who was among those strongly considered for the head coaching vacancy at Appalachian State University, has change his mind. And instead of possibly being named the 16th men's basketball

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